Job Search

Being found by recruiters seems difficult, but that’s because everyone who has given you job search advice relies on anecdotal evidence. In John’s articles, he exclusively focuses on the data to understand how corporations and job seekers meet.

Job Search Takeaways:

  1. Being found comes from matching the highest number of key skills, capabilities, and accomplishments in your resume and interview.
  2. Success comes from being remembered (wows, quotes, and interview stories).
  3. Job search success comes from avoiding knockout factors in resumes and interviews.
  4. Job search success depends on applying in such a way that you improve your chances of getting your resume seen (referrals, your work, applying a customized resume quickly when the job is open).
  5. Interview success comes to those that show enthusiasm, energy, and confidence.

Job Search Resources

  1. Your Resume Is Boring — And How to Increase Your Career Opportunities

    Over a decade ago, Fast Company magazine dubbed me the “Michael Jordan of Hiring,” so if you want to have a resume as powerful and effective as Michael Jordan’s actually is, consider each of the checklist items that follow.

  2. Why You Can’t Get A Job … Recruiting Explained By the Numbers

    Is your “six seconds of fame” enough to land you a job? As a professor and a corporate recruiting strategist, I can tell you that very few applicants truly understand the corporate recruiting process. Most people looking for a job approach it with little factual knowledge. That is a huge mistake.

  3. Why You Can’t Get an Interview – Explained Using Job-Search Science Data

    Ponder this: Two resumes are received, one with 58% of the job requirements and another that meets 100%, but the 58% resume gets the interview. Yes, it’s completely illogical.

  4. Looking for a Job Has Changed Forever — and Here’s Why

    I predict that the recent turmoil surrounding our pandemic will strain the job search process to the point where existing search approaches will soon become ineffective.

  5. The Top 10 Reasons Why Networking Events Are a Waste of a Jobseeker’s Time

    It is certainly true that “who you know” has an impact on getting a great job but it’s a time-consuming mistake to assume that attending most networking events will result in you knowing “more of the right people.”

  6. Tips On Getting a Job as a Recruiter

    It’s no secret that, with the downturn in the economy, almost every firm has reduced its hiring. As a result, there is a decreased need for recruiters. If you happen to be one of the many recruiters who are currently looking for a recruiting position, here are some admittedly aggressive tips.

  7. Signs That You Aced Your Job Interview – So Now You Can Relax

    The job search has been ranked #3 as the most stressful thing in life. The interviews are typically the most stressful step in job searching. Moreover, interview stress is often worse during the long delay between the end of the interview and hearing how you did.

  8. After Your Final Interview, Dramatically Improve Your Chances with These Follow-Up Actions

    I recommend that you enter this waiting period with an “everything matters” approach. This means that rather than idly waiting, a candidate should take numerous actions that will provide them with a competitive advantage during this last phase of hiring.

Dr. John Sullivan has written extensively on how to find the best talent. By shaping how the world’s leading corporations hire, he understands that every detail matters.

Dr. John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in strategic Talent Management solutions. Fast Company called him the “Michael Jordan of Hiring,” called him “the father of HR metrics,” and SHRM called him “One of the industries most respected strategists.” He was selected among HR’s “Top 10 Leading Thinkers” and was ranked #8 among the top 25 online influencers in Talent Management.

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